01. 72.4%
‘Glory to Hong Kong’, a march composed by a local netizen, turns into a popular hit during the 2019 social movement in HK. The song is translated into many languages and becomes YouTube’s ‘Most-watched local music video’ of the year.
‘Glory to Hong Kong’, a march composed by a local netizen, turns into a popular hit during the 2019 social movement in HK. The song is translated into many languages and becomes YouTube’s ‘Most-watched local music video’ of the year.
(Introduction by: Edison Hung, music critic)
02. 71.1%
The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra wins the Gramophone 2019 Orchestra of the Year award for the Orchestra’s live recordings of the complete Ring Cycle by Wagner. The HK Phil is the first Asian orchestra to receive this international award.Photo Credt: Christine Cheuk_HK Phil
The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra wins the Gramophone 2019 Orchestra of the Year award for the Orchestra’s live recordings of the complete Ring Cycle by Wagner. The HK Phil is the first Asian orchestra to receive this international award.
He is Andrew Ling, Principal Viola of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
03. 67%
London Symphony Orchestra performs with local pianists Colleen Lee and Aristo Shum during its three HK concerts with Sir Simon Rattle to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre. These concerts are televised free across HK.
London Symphony Orchestra performs with local pianists Colleen Lee and Aristo Shum during its three HK concerts with Sir Simon Rattle to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre. These concerts are televised free across HK.
(Introduction by: Colleen Lee)
04. 61.7%
Due to protests against the extradition bill, many concerts have to change programmes or are cancelled or rescheduled, affecting the livelihood of arts groups.
Due to protests against the extradition bill, many concerts have to change programmes or are cancelled or rescheduled, affecting the livelihood of arts groups.
(Introduction by: Oliver Chou, music critic)
05. 61.5%
Due to civil unrest, ‘Matilda’ the musical cancels all performances in HK. Although the presenter, Lunchbox Theatrical Productions mentions refund procedures, nothing has been realized. The HKAPA uses its reserves to warrant a full refund for all ticket holders.
Due to civil unrest, ‘Matilda’ the musical cancels all performances in HK. Although the presenter, Lunchbox Theatrical Productions mentions refund procedures, nothing has been realized. The HKAPA uses its reserves to warrant a full refund for all ticket holders.
(Introduction by: Chow Fan-fu, music critic)
06. 57.9%
A group of theatre workers plan to stage an abridged version of the musical ‘Les Misérables’ in all 18 districts in HK as an Anti-Extradition Law Amendment Bill Movement. Performances are held in Kwun Tong, Sham Shui Po and Taipo.
A group of theatre workers plan to stage an abridged version of the musical ‘Les Misérables’ in all 18 districts in HK as an Anti-Extradition Law Amendment Bill Movement. Performances are held in Kwun Tong, Sham Shui Po and Taipo.
(Introduction by: Carl, one of the organizers)
07. 57.8%
The Good Hope School Choir wins First Prize (Children’s Category), Best Selected Competition Programme, Best Young Conductor and Grand Prix at the International May Choir Competition in Bulgaria. They will compete in the European Grand Prix.
The Good Hope School Choir wins First Prize (Children’s Category), Best Selected Competition Programme, Best Young Conductor and Grand Prix at the International May Choir Competition in Bulgaria. They will compete in the European Grand Prix.
(Introduction by: Rachel Wong Long-ching, a chorister of the Good Hope School Choir)
08. 55.8%
Composed by Henry Lai with lyrics by Cheng Kok-kong, ‘Matteo Ricci’ the musical receives its world premiere. The production is filmed and shown in cinemas, and a concert version will be staged with the HK Chinese Orchestra in this season.
Composed by Henry Lai with lyrics by Cheng Kok-kong, ‘Matteo Ricci’ the musical receives its world premiere. The production is filmed and shown in cinemas, and a concert version will be staged with the HK Chinese Orchestra in this season.
(Introduction by: Heidi Lee, producer of ‘Matteo Ricci’)
09. 55.2%
The Hong Kong Baptist University inaugurates a Bachelor of Music in Creative Industries programme. It offers comprehensive training in scoring for film, television and video games, as well as popular music performance and songwriting.
The Hong Kong Baptist University inaugurates a Bachelor of Music in Creative Industries programme. It offers comprehensive training in scoring for film, television and video games, as well as popular music performance and songwriting.
(Introduction by: Prof. Helan Yang, Programme Director of Bachelor of Music in Creative Industries of the Hong Kong Baptist University, Department of Music)
09. 55.2%
In celebration of Hong Kong Sinfonietta’s 20th birthday, beloved cartoon character McDull is appointed as Artist Associate of the Orchestra, which has produced 10 McDull-themed concerts in the past, nurturing a whole new generation of local music-lovers.Photo Credit: HK Sinfonietta Ltd
In celebration of Hong Kong Sinfonietta’s 20th birthday, beloved cartoon character McDull is appointed as Artist Associate of the Orchestra, which has produced 10 McDull-themed concerts in the past, nurturing a whole new generation of local music-lovers.
(Introduction by: Yip Wing-sie, Music Director of the Hong Kong Sinfonietta)
11. 54.5%
The abrupt dismissal of Fung Lam as artistic planning director of the Hong Kong Philharmonic shortly after the announcement of the new concert season, has caused concern in the performing arts circle.
The abrupt dismissal of Fung Lam as artistic planning director of the Hong Kong Philharmonic shortly after the announcement of the new concert season, has caused concern in the performing arts circle.
(Introduction by: Chow Fan-fu, music critic)
12. 54%
HK’s post-war generation music critic and laureate chief editor for Hong Kong Economic Journal, George Shen, passes away in San Francisco at age 90.
HK’s post-war generation music critic and laureate chief editor for Hong Kong Economic Journal, George Shen, passes away in San Francisco at age 90.
(Introduction by: Oliver Chou, music critic)
13. 46.3%
Renowned lyricist, translator, playwright, music critic and RTHK Radio 4 guest presenter, Rupert Chan passes away at age 70.
Renowned lyricist, translator, playwright, music critic and RTHK Radio 4 guest presenter, Rupert Chan passes away at age 70.
(Introduction by: Chow Fan-fu, music critic)
14. 44.8%
Xiqu Center at the West Kowloon Cultural District opens with ‘The Reincarnation of Red Plum’.Photo Credit: West Kowloon Cultural District Authority
Xiqu Center at the West Kowloon Cultural District opens with ‘The Reincarnation of Red Plum’.
(Introduction by: Marilyn To, Chairperson of The Hong Kong Cantonese Opera Chamber of Commerce Ltd)
15. 43.4%
A collaboration between Hong Kong Sinfonietta and choreographer Yuri Ng – the iconic crossover production of ‘A Soldier’s Story’ –  unveils its fifth rendition touring Taipei, Taichung and Tokyo, with performances in HK too.
A collaboration between Hong Kong Sinfonietta and choreographer Yuri Ng – the iconic crossover production of ‘A Soldier’s Story’ – unveils its fifth rendition touring Taipei, Taichung and Tokyo, with performances in HK too.
(Introduction by: Yip Wing-sie, Music Director of the Hong Kong Sinfonietta)
16. 41.1%
In the 2019 HKADC Nomination Exercise, Chow Pok-yin receives over 60% of votes, winning over Yim Wan and Chang Cheuk-yin (Maggie), and re-elected as a representative in the music arts interest group. The turnout rate is a record-breaking 46.5%.
In the 2019 HKADC Nomination Exercise, Chow Pok-yin receives over 60% of votes, winning over Yim Wan and Chang Cheuk-yin (Maggie), and re-elected as a representative in the music arts interest group. The turnout rate is a record-breaking 46.5%.
(Introduction by: Leon Chu, music critic)
17. 40.4%
The 1st HK International Flute Competition has inaugurated. With the judging panel consisting of world renown flute masters, the Competition has attracted more than 300 applicants from around the world, to participate in six levels of competitions and the Grand Cup.
The 1st HK International Flute Competition has inaugurated. With the judging panel consisting of world renown flute masters, the Competition has attracted more than 300 applicants from around the world, to participate in six levels of competitions and the Grand Cup.
(Introduction by: Matthew Wu, Founder and Chairman of HK International Flute Competition)
18. 40.1%
In order to promote historically informed performances, the Concerto da Camera presents the 1st Hong Kong Early Music Festival. The week-long festival presents concerts, workshops and masterclasses and other activities.
In order to promote historically informed performances, the Concerto da Camera presents the 1st Hong Kong Early Music Festival. The week-long festival presents concerts, workshops and masterclasses and other activities.
(Introduction by: Karen Yeung, Founder and Artistic Director of Concerto da Camera)
19. 37.8%
Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra former principal percussionist Yim Hok-man, generally known as ‘Grandmaster of Chinese percussion’, retires from six-decades of stage performance with ‘Netting Fish’, featuring Chiu Chow gongs and drums, as his swan song.Photo Credit: HKCO
Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra former principal percussionist Yim Hok-man, generally known as ‘Grandmaster of Chinese percussion’, retires from six-decades of stage performance with ‘Netting Fish’, featuring Chiu Chow gongs and drums, as his swan song.
(Introduction by: Yim Hok-man)
20. 35.4%
The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority Appoints Paul Tam as Executive Director, Performing Arts.
The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority Appoints Paul Tam as Executive Director, Performing Arts.
(Introduction by: Tseng Sun-man, music critic)